Joanna’s WinterFest 2021 recap
WinterFest 2021 kicked off last weekend in downtown El Paso on San Jacinto Square. From the parade to the lighting of the trees, myself, along with what seemed like THOUSANDS of other El Paso residents, took to the streets of downtown trying to get into the holiday spirit.
After a year of lockdown, this year WinterFest was bound to be big, so the number of people filling the downtown streets was not alarming. However, there were a few things that shocked me, and fake snow was not one of them! If you haven’t gone this year, here’s what you might have missed.
First of all, it was hot! The temperature was 68 degrees, but it was 68 degrees hot! Stupidly, I dressed in my best sweater and warm boots. As I walked past the ice rink I got to smell the fresh air and it was probably the only time I was able to cool off.
The weather and the fake snow weren’t the things I found shocking! What I found shocking were the lines! No, no queue for the churros, which I expected – the churros are delicious.
What shocked me was the LONG LINE to get a photo of a light ornament that I’m sure will be all over social media for days to come! Look at this line:
Am I in line? Yes, but was I distracted and left to go in a separate row for the churros? Also, yes.
Despite the queues and the number of selfies I had to be taken in the background with (tag me by the way!) – it was a lovely experience. The tree looked great, the parade was fun, and San Jacinto Square was beautifully lit.
So hang in there, these pics of everyone in San Jacinto Plaza in this adornment thing are coming, but give them a like because they must have stayed in that row for a long time!